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Lynn Ellen Spitler

Lynn Ellen Spitler, American pharmaceutical company executive. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Allergy and Immunology. Recipient Research Career Development award, National Institutes of Health, 1971-1976; Dernham Senior fellow, 1969-1971.


  • Spitler, Lynn Ellen was born on September 28, 1938 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Orrie Jay and Cornelia (Ellen) Dykman.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine cum laude, University Michigan, 1963.


    • Intern Highland Alameda County Hospital, Oakland, California, 1963—1964. Resident University California School Medicine, San Francisco, 1964—1966, immunology trainee, 1967—1969, instructor, medicine in residence, 1970—1971, assistant professor, in residence, since 1971, research associate, 1971—1978. Fellow, immunology department medicine New York University, New York City, 1966—1967.

      Consultant in field; member, graduate group comparative pathology University California, Davis, 1976—1981. Director, research Children's Hospital San Francisco, 1978—1981. Senior vice president XOMA Corporation San Francisco, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Allergy and Immunology.


    • Member, editorial board Journal Immunology, 1975-1978, International Journal Immunopharmacology, since 1979, Immunologia Clinica e Sperimentale, since 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Federation Clinical Research, Western Society Clinical Research, American Association Immunologists, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Iota.


    • Married Harley Spitler, 1967 (divorced January 1984). Children: Diane, Paul.
    • father: Orrie Jay Dykman
    • mother: Cornelia (Ellen) Dykman
    • spouse: Harley Spitler
    • children: Diane Spitler
    • Paul Spitler
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    Born September 28, 1938
    • 1963
      University Michigan
    • 1963 - 1964
      Intern, Highland Alameda County Hospital
      Oakland, Tennessee, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      resident, University California School Medicine
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1966 - 1967